U.S. Precipitation Map
Some spring showers data for you.
Earth Day rhetoric: Some fun (?) facts, via National Journal
1. Usage of the term “Earth Day” by Congress has waxed and waned during the last decade-and-a-half.
2. In recent years, it’s been a pretty partisan breakdown.
3. Case in point: No Republicans have uttered the words “Earth Day” on the House or Senate floor since 2010.
This viz uses Sunlight’s Capitol Words tool. Check it out!
From our friends at OpenSecrets.org: How the Supreme Court’s recent McCutcheon decision created a ‘multiplying effect’ of campaign cash.
Via the Wall Street Journal: How mergers made Comcast and Time Warner Cable have become two of the biggest corporations in the United States.
The two corporate giants traveled to the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning to discuss the telecom merger to end all telecom mergers.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court has handed down its #McCutcheon v. FEC decision, deciding to strike down aggregate limits on direct political contributions by claiming they are unconstitutional based on the First Amendment.
It’s another major blow to America’s campaign finance system.
While we are not surprised by today’s outcome, we are disappointed that the plutocracy we predicted is now sanctioned by the high court. Thanks to the high court, wealthy donors can now pour millions more into federal elections - the decision effectively ties a big bow around Congress and delivers it to the 1%.
Read Sunlight’s full response to #SCOTUS's decision here: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/04/02/sunlights-response-to-scotus-ruling-on-mccutcheon-v-fec/
One of our favorite events is coming! (Okay, we’re biased, but still.)
Nice deep-dive on ‘shadow lobbying’ from the folks over at The Nation.
Sunlight has also written on the subject recently: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2013/11/25/how-much-lobbying-is-there-in-washington-its-double-what-you-think/